Fair Hebe, when dame Flora meets (Thomas Bateson)

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  • (Posted 2012-03-12)  CPDL #25744:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-03-12).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 29/01/19.

General Information

Title: Fair Hebe, when dame Flora meets
Composer: Thomas Bateson

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSAATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1598 in The First Set of English Madrigals to 3-6 voices, no. 24

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Original text and translations

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Fair Hebe, when dame Flora meets
She trips and leaps as gallants do,
Up to the hills and down again;
To the valleys runs she to and fro.
But out, alas, when frosty locks
Begirt the head with care and pain,
Peace! laugh no more. Such youthful pranks,
Slow-crawling age forbids again.